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Works ministry: teams ‘working diligently’ to repair potholes

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Crater lane: potholes on South Road, Smith’s, near Collector’s Hill. The Government says it is working to fix the island-wide issue. (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

The Government has insisted it is working to try and mend potholes caused by recent heavy rain storms.

Lieutenant-Colonel David Burch, the Minister of Public Works, said his department was moving to repair damage caused by sustained torrential downpours.

He said: “We are fully aware of the impact that the recent heavy rainfall has had on our roadways, resulting in the emergence of numerous potholes.

Potholes can be seen at Collector's Hill (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

"The ministry is actively addressing this issue, and our dedicated teams are working diligently to repair and restore the affected areas, ensuring safer and smoother driving conditions for the public."

Colonel Burch said that work teams had been dealing with problems across the island since May 25.

A Ministry of Public Works spokesman said: “Our dedicated crews are working diligently to assess and repair potholes throughout the island, prioritising areas with the highest need.

“We want to thank the public for their patience and understanding as we continue to improve the condition of Bermuda's roadways.”

Pothole hotline

Members of the public can report potholes to the Ministry of Public Works at potholes@gov.bm

The spokesman said that bagged asphalt had been used for potholes stretching from Flatts Village to Crawl Hill.

And, that East End Asphalt supplied materials to the department last week to enable repairs from St George's Square to Stokes Point Road and Middle Road in Flatts to Pembroke.

Crews addressed the area of North Shore Road from Flatts to Spanish Point, and “while some spots were too shallow to treat, appropriate measures will be taken to address these areas as soon as possible”, the spokesman said.

Work has also been carried out at Wallington Road East, South Road from Paget to Warwick, and Rocklands Road.

Sherina Franks, a truck driver, and Vernon Phillips, an asphalt skilled labourer, both with the Department of Works and Engineering, fix a pothole (Photograph from the Department of Communications and Information)

The ministry said that potholes near the Henry VIII Restaurant on South Road had been filled in, and that attention was given to Evans Bay, leading to Port Royal Fire Station, Richmond Road, and Rosemont Avenue near the Hamilton Princess.

Pothole repairs were also carried out from Pitts Bay Road, Pembroke to St John's Road, including Berkley Road, and Spurling Hill, the spokesman said.

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Published June 07, 2023 at 7:58 am (Updated June 07, 2023 at 7:58 am)

Works ministry: teams ‘working diligently’ to repair potholes

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